The Los Angeles Lakers have lost four straight games.
The Lakers collapsed in the fourth quarter of their 2023-2024 National Basketball Association (NBA) regular season game against the Memphis Grizzlies on their home court, Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Saturday (June 6) and lost 113-127. The loss dropped them to 17-19 on the season and 11th place in the Western Conference.
The loss was their fourth straight and dropped them to 3-13 after winning the in-season tournament. 카지노사이트 They are 2-8 in their last 10 games.
LeBron James scored 32 points on the night, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the team from losing.
According to The Athletic and other US outlets, James was frustrated after the game.
“We suck right now,” he said.
However, head coach Davin Hamm cut him some slack. When asked about the recent talk of firing him, he said the Lakers’ brass is fully behind him.
“This is the NBA. It’s a marathon. You have to look at the whole picture. I’m tired of people making a big deal out of every game we play. It’s ridiculous.”
“We’ve had some bad games, and we can’t lose confidence by losing in a row,” he said, “We have to stay in this locker room together and find a way out. There’s no help coming, there’s no cavalry. We have to do it with the guys we have and we have to stay together.”
“There’s still a lot of basketball left to play. But right now we’re going in the wrong direction. We have to stay together and solve problems. We can’t be emotional. We can’t complain or do anything. We can’t take anything personal,” he said.
“We have to look at ourselves in the mirror and figure out what we can do better personally to help the team get better,” he emphasized.
There are problems, but they can and will be overcome.
The Lakers struggled in the regular season last season as well. They opened with a five-game losing streak and spent the entire season with a winning percentage below .500, finally breaking .500 on April 1.
They then made it through the play-in tournament and into the conference finals series.
Last season, the Lakers went 15-21 in 36 games.
This season, they are 17-19 through 36 games, which is better than last season.
Hamm is targeting the playoffs more than the regular season.